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Forum: The Books 01-22-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,989
Posted By Rhod the Red
I think I recall Gandalf speculating that one...

I think I recall Gandalf speculating that one reason was a fear Saruman might have had of King Theoden wearing the One Ring.
Forum: The Books 01-13-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,452
Posted By Rhod the Red
Tom Bombidilo? Lol, not really conceivable. But...

Tom Bombidilo? Lol, not really conceivable. But if he did.......I imagine it'd succeed more easily in some respects. But when they're supposed to be sneaking about in Mordor, could he keep quiet &...
Forum: The Movies 01-10-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,056
Posted By Rhod the Red
To be 100% faithful would require a TV series no...

To be 100% faithful would require a TV series no doubt, given the length alone. And a movie budget no movie company would provide
Forum: The Movies 01-09-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,917
Posted By Rhod the Red
Another; It makes you scared at least a few...

Another;

It makes you scared at least a few times. Certainly did for me.

Like with the spider attacks in the Mirkwood scene. A few jolts got me there.

Another is when Radagasts pops into the...
Forum: The Movies 12-27-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 46,752
Posted By Rhod the Red
I guess for those that REALLY hated the movie,...

I guess for those that REALLY hated the movie, like 90% of it, read the book afterwards, to make yourself feel better. I think I will in a week or so from now. For like the 10th time.
Forum: The Movies 12-27-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 46,752
Posted By Rhod the Red
Big turn off for me. It taints the Elves as...

Big turn off for me.

It taints the Elves as modern-day war-criminals. yes, in Medieval times normal, but I picture the Elves being noble. They took pity on Gollum and just held him prisoner. My...
Forum: The Movies 12-27-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 46,752
Posted By Rhod the Red
They were. Read the Unfinished Tales chapter...

They were.

Read the Unfinished Tales chapter on the Quest for Erebor and you'll see his intentions are geo-political.
Forum: The Movies 12-27-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,446
Posted By Rhod the Red
Well he WAS. Only he had his own agenda, but...

Well he WAS.

Only he had his own agenda, but it clashed with Sauron's. The rest is history ;)
Forum: The Books 09-28-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,907
Posted By Rhod the Red
As a sort of side issue, the attitude towards...

As a sort of side issue, the attitude towards weapons in public seems the same as in stereotypical medieval society. You have the 'right to bear arms', etc.
Forum: The Books 08-31-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 28,366
Posted By Rhod the Red
I agree it oes tend to drag on in sometimes...

I agree it oes tend to drag on in sometimes irrelevant story angles. I for one have skipped the Dorne arc.
Forum: The Books 08-06-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,450
Posted By Rhod the Red
Yes. Once read a fascinating sort of...

Yes.

Once read a fascinating sort of political rhetoric comparison and analysis kind of essay. Wish I bookmarked it to link it, but there's a number of elements in the chapter on this matter.
Forum: The Books 08-06-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,450
Posted By Rhod the Red
Yes. Once read a fascinating sort of...

Yes.

Once read a fascinating sort of political rhetoric comparison and analysis kind of essay. Wish I bookmarked it to link it, but there's a number of elements in the chapter on this matter.
Forum: The Movies 06-10-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 33,676
Posted By Rhod the Red
Many greats in English literature. With remakes...

Many greats in English literature. With remakes of movies, etc. We can anticipate that maybe remakes will be attempted that might be better & more book-accurate, etc.
Forum: The Books 06-08-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 28,366
Posted By Rhod the Red
I find it weird that people can 'hate' SoI&F. ...

I find it weird that people can 'hate' SoI&F.

There more I research individual characters, like on the wiki http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Main_Page, the more interested I get in each...
Forum: The Books 06-05-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 28,366
Posted By Rhod the Red
Medieval times WERE dismal. And since we're...

Medieval times WERE dismal. And since we're talking
about a period after peacetime, in a Medieval war,
why would you expect much happiness as opposed
to cruelty, betrayal and suffering?
Forum: The Books 05-05-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 28,366
Posted By Rhod the Red
Well what would be better? Vague references like...

Well what would be better? Vague references like "I enjoyed our visit to my bed last night."?
Forum: The Books 05-04-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 28,366
Posted By Rhod the Red
So it's alright to describe someone being killed...

So it's alright to describe someone being killed with a sword or axe, but not describe sex?
Forum: The Books 04-04-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,337
Posted By Rhod the Red
Well maybe he wouldn't have been useful in Moria....

Well maybe he wouldn't have been useful in Moria. The Balrog might have killed both R* & G* as opposed to just one.
Forum: The Books 04-03-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,337
Posted By Rhod the Red
Umm....say maybe Radagast could come to...

Umm....say maybe Radagast could come to personally bring news of the High Pass being unusable, the Company ask him to come through Moria with them.....do you mean like reasoning like that or...
Forum: The Books 04-03-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,337
Posted By Rhod the Red
It would have been great if Tolkien had Radagast...

It would have been great if Tolkien had Radagast helped them through Moria or something like that and escorts them to Lorien and then heads north back to his home, etc.

But that might have...
Forum: The Movies 04-03-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 33,676
Posted By Rhod the Red
I did. Even the parts inserted by PJ, like the...

I did. Even the parts inserted by PJ, like the White Council meeting, were joy to my eyes and ears.
Forum: The Movies 04-03-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 44,870
Posted By Rhod the Red
I want to make two points that is more in...

I want to make two points that is more in disagreement with non-forum members but might address some confusion anyway. On the council meeting & Radagasts' portrayal.

In the WC meeting one might be...
Forum: The Movies 01-17-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 32,534
Posted By Rhod the Red
There are variations, including non-film...

There are variations, including non-film drawings. Like search Gandalf, Saruman & Radagast. Maybe half the results are non-film
Forum: The Movies 01-16-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 32,534
Posted By Rhod the Red
Also inspired a lot of art. I recommend...

Also inspired a lot of art. I recommend deviantart.com
Forum: The Movies 01-15-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 32,534
Posted By Rhod the Red
Film making in his time was very crude....

Film making in his time was very crude. Translating The Lord of the Rings was long a taboo because of the sheer scale and technical incapacity.

He dismissed even cartoon attempts because not...
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